The longer I go between posts the longer I go between posts.
I admit I am conflicted. I am frustrated with myself. I could use this site to simply re-post others’ articles that are of significance to prophecy students. That would of itself be edifying and fruitful and this site would be updated more regularly. But I have never been into that, it makes me feel like I have not accomplished anything, and I like to contribute to the base of biblical understanding of those who read this. From time to time I just might repost good stuff. But I feel God has asked me to speak from my own perspective, even though I read lots of good stuff by others with similar perspective. There are some very articulate and discerning believers out there, and for this I am thankful and I learn a lot.
But one of the real reasons I get a mental block regarding this site is because I always feel as though no matter what I post it will understate the obvious: meaning, there are so many signs of His soon coming that I won’t even make a dent in your knowledge base and I can hardly keep up myself. I know, boo hoo. I just returned from a great prophecy conference in Lafayette, Indiana. There was a superb mix of speakers including some Sr. Pastors, and some watchmen. I like that because the Pastors keep the main thing the main thing (watching, witnessing, loving the brethren) by expositing the Scriptures. The “watchmen” among us keep one eye on the headlines and one eye and the skies. Pastor Jack Hibbs exposed the amazing encroachment of Islam in America. Some of it was quite shocking actually. Pastor Lloyd Pulley and Pastor Bill Gallatin gave great exhortative teachings; Bill Koenig (www.watch.org) gave an Israel update, always necessary at these events. Tommy Ice was positively ablaze with zeal about the imminency of the rapture, and his sense of humor drove it all home in spades.
Why do these men take their time to travel and prepare and labor in the Word for the listener? Why did 6 of us take the time – 6 hours of road time each way – to take in what they have to say? Because the hour is really really late. If those who know little or nothing about prophecy would stop listening to the prophecy scoffers who want them to invest in this temporal age, and pay more heed to those who have been studying this and shouting out the time for decades, the church would be in a different mood and her effectiveness in this world would actually skyrocket. Today’s postmoderns think the church would be more effective if it attempted to do God’s will at the polls, or ran a soup kitchen in lieu of warning about the hour. Sorry, that is plain wrong. So we give a politician a paycheck, or pass more laws to take money out of my pocket and put it into someone else’s for a few months. Then the money runs out, the jobs are gone, the politician is in jail, and those we “helped” are still eternally lost. Come on, church, let’s get back to our true calling. Preach the Word, be in season and out, exhort, reprove, rebuke, correct with longsuffering and patience. Nothing else matters. I don’t care what the latest bestseller says to the contrary. They are wrong.
What do we have for proof of the hour? RFID tracking chips that can be implanted into humans and RFID ink tattoo capabilities. A European powerhouse flexing it’s muscle in the world. Talk of the third temple. Global socialism pointing to a global leader. Apostate churches breeding like rabbits via New Age practices; the death of discernment. The decline of the US. A global economy just around the corner. Middle East peace talks and our president bowing to a Saudi Prince but blowing off Israel. A generation of global citizens being prepped for delusion. These are just the highlights, and I have been warning about all this since 1988.
Who are we to be allowed to be alive during the time that Jesus Christ Himself will likely return to earth and exact judgment? Do we live like we believe this? If we allow ourselves to do so, what will we do with it? Just a few questions I ask myself following a great conference. The more we know, the more we are accountable for it, and I wrestle with such things every day.